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    I hate to point out the obvious: Travel =P
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  1. Especially under the current circumstances. We were actually thinking about a cruise around Japan but after considering the destinations we wanted to visit we decided a cruise wouldn't work out. Looking at how things have turned out it seems it was a pretty lucky choice😜.
  2. I always have a memory card full of podcasts and TV shows I have been meaning to catch up on in case of delays at airports. I would hope that would be enough material for a 14 confinement🙄.
  3. The reality is the cruise industry has gotten huge and the bigger things get the more problems become visible or exacerbated. Just look at MacDonalds, Coca Cola or IKEA. All these big name brands constantly get bad press but if you think about the bigger the company the bigger the impact they have and if their impact is negative then alot more people are affected than if they were a small company or industry. If you want to be big you just have to get use to being noticed😉.
  4. They are usually considered ethnic groups not race but at the end of the day the whole thing is just made up so I wouldn't get to hung up on the wording😆. There’s No Scientific Basis for Race—It's a Made-Up Label Can we stop trying to compare COVID-19 to the flu😩 Coronavirus Is Bad. Comparing It to the Flu Is Worse Chinese people are getting harassed, verbally abused and asked to kindly leave the premises because of people believing they are all carriers of disease and are scared of them. When major cruise lines are putting blanket bans on people holding Chinese passports you are just adding fuel to the flames. If there is someone in the Chinese expat community who has the virus they will infect everyone they come into contact with even those not from China so a Chinese person is no more likley to be in danger of infection than the locals that infected person would probably be working and socialising with. The ban is fuelled by fear and anything that is fuelled by fear in my experience is illogical, ineffective and more often than not there is an underlying predjudice.
  5. I don't have any cruises booked but I do have a DIY land trip to both Japan and Taiwan next month😆. We only have flights and accommodations booked, so if we did cancel it wouldn't be a huge loss. Since it is DIY we decided to go anyway. Neither country has a large infection number and if things really did get worst we can easily cut our trip short without losing too much. We got our fingers crossed and hoping for the best.
  6. I think people just want to minimise their chance of getting sick. Even the evacuation flights passengers and crew were given face masks so they cannot be completely useless.
  7. Surgical masks are apparently meant to be changed every two hours, that is what they did on the evacuation flights from Wuhan. The only really effective mask is an N95 mask that is fitted properly.
  8. What about the non US passengers? Are their countries planning to also quarantine them for another 14 days?
  9. I have to admit reading that sentance it sounds a bit OTT. You sure your brother is that offensive that he could say something that would land him in jail😳? Even in some of the more conservative countries it would take a real ranting tirade before they put you in jail. If he is really that loose that he would for exapmle rant about how much he dislikes the King of Thailand in the streets of Bangkok then maybe you might need to sit him down for some cultural awareness training before you start your cruise.
  10. People over 80 tend to have more medical complications perhaps they think the effects of confinement are too much from them. Also I suspect there isn't too many people over 80 so maybe they see it has a manageable amount to get off the ship.
  11. In Japan you can start receiving the pension at 65 so I would assume they consider that and above to be elderly
  12. I have no doubt they traded something with Cambodia. Unfortunately they are a government that is easily bought but the reality is Carnival had to do something they can't float around forever😆.
  13. So if you don't lose a roof it is not considered a flood? Why are insurance companies allowed to change the definitions of words in the English language😕?
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